Attend this institute to acquire the latest information related to comprehensive and integrated evaluations of students, and promote knowledge and application of best practices in the area of student evaluation. This year's theme is "Greater Growth: Adapting to Changes in Special Education." Early bird registration ends April 15, 2022. Learn more and register here.
Hear from leading national experts about how Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been interpreted by the courts through recent case law. Learn about similarities and differences among these federal laws and effective ways to identify and serve students under Section 504/ADA. Download flyer or Register here.
Summer Speaker Series:
Building Literacy Instruction Piece by Piece
Join us this summer for a speaker series designed to enhance writing instruction for all learners. Literacy experts will present engaging strategies to promote learner independence, reading and writing achievement, and strengthen effective communication skills for all students. Our esteemed list of speakers include: Lester Laminack, Holly Durham, Caroline Sweet, Colby Sharp, Whitney LaRocca, Wiley Blevins, and Meredith Alvaro.
Sessions in this year's Summer Speaker Series are:
Learn more and register for the sessions in this series here.
COVID-19, natural disasters, current events, and our students’ everyday lives warrant an opportunity for them to have healthy
relationships at school. Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) provide an opportunity for students to have a voice and be heard. PCEs are also about building connections with classmates, feeling a part of a community, and learning empathy. These skills are developed through Restorative Practice Circles, which focus on building and strengthening relationships, repairing harm, and increasing accountability.
Join us for illuminating presentations from national speakers and showcase campuses and districts to discover how the use of Restorative Practices can bring the joy back to teaching and supporting students. Learn more and register here.
Leadership District Showcase June 14, 2022
On day 2, education leaders will learn how Restorative Practices can help to reduce violence and bullying. improve human behavior, restore relationships, and repair harm. Learn more and register here.
Inclusive Practices Conference
June 14-15, 2022
Join us for the Region 4 Inclusive Practices Conference on June 14‒15, 2022. The goal of the conference is to provide expertise and practical strategies to promote access to and progress in the general curriculum. This virtual conference is designed for special education teachers, general education teachers, and campus and district administrators. Learn more about this year's speakers and register here.
Learning from the Numbers: Strengthening Data Practices
June 15, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (In-Person Event at Region 4 ESC)
Join other administrators and educators for this one-day conference focused on best practices in using data to strengthen and accelerate outcomes. Attend keynote and breakout sessions that provide information and networking opportunities with: building a culture that embraces data; making the most of data; strengthening improvement with data; telling your story with data; ensuring data integrity and quality; and leveraging data programs. Learn more and register here.
Effective Leadership and Beyond Virtual Conference
June 20, 2022
Join district and campus leaders for Region 4’s District Systemic Support Solutions’ inaugural conference: Effective Leadership and Beyond! This conference will allow leaders at the district and campus levels to refine their instructional leadership skills by engaging in sessions related to their respective roles and networking with other districts. Topics will include instructional leadership, strategic planning, continuous improvement, Effective Schools Framework (ESF) aligned practices, and more! Learn more and register here.
Resiliency Conference: Mental Health for Teachers
June 21, 2022
Join us for the 2022 Resiliency Conference on June 21-22, 2022. Day 1 will feature national presenters and breakout sessions focused on promoting mental health and self-care for teachers. Speakers include author, coach, and CEO of Chester Street Foundation, Shawn Nemeth; Natalie Fikac, Ed.D. is a mental health professional, educator, and consultant for Be Well, Lead Well, LLC.; and Adam Sáenz, Ph.D. and author of the best-sellers, The Power of a Teacher and Relationships That Work. Learn more and register here.
Resiliency Conference: A Day for SChool Leaders
June 22, 2022
Day 2 is designed for education leaders and will feature national presenters as well as a district showcase and leadership panel. Learn more and register here.
Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. This conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners.
Better Together: Inspiring Solidarity, Collaboration, and Community Engagement
15th Annual Social Studies Conference
Join other social studies professionals in this one-day conference exploring general, grade level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st century social studies classroom. Strands will include:
Solidarity – How are you helping students to find common ground between their lives and the standards?
Collaboration – How are you engaging students in the content?
Community Engagement - How are you supporting diverse learners, including ELs, SPED, G/T, and Non-learners?
All presentations are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Learn more and register here.
Start Strong in Science Symposium
Join us for a one-day, back-to-school symposium, featuring ready-to-use, high yield instructional strategies to help you start the school year renewed and strong. The symposium will feature 5 one-hour motivating sessions that will include STEM, ELs, vocabulary, classroom management, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learn more and register here.
Assistant Principal Conference
This conference provides an opportunity for assistant principals to access relevant professional development related to their areas of responsibility, including a space to network with colleagues and hear updates on current educational topics. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Brad Johnson, one of the most inspirational and affirmational speakers in the fields of education and leadership. He is the author of Principal Bootcamp and the best-seller, Dear Teacher. Learn more and register here.
Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.
Guests will be able to create their own conference experience by choosing the sessions they attend throughout the day. Learn more and register here.